[Numpy-discussion] Links to doc guidelines broken

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 20 19:39:44 EST 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 10:16 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com>wrote:

> Howdy,
> In the ipython doc guide (and many other places) we point to the numpy
> coding guidelines (especially for documentation), but today while
> conducting a sprint at the Scipy India conference,  I noticed this
> link is now dead:
> http://projects.scipy.org/numpy/wiki/CodingStyleGuidelines
> It seems the docs got moved over to github, which is fine:
> https://github.com/numpy/numpy/blob/master/doc/HOWTO_DOCUMENT.rst.txt
> but it would be really nice if whoever went through the Trac wiki
> deleting stuff could have left a link pointing to the new proper
> location of this document.  For those who knew what they were looking
> for it's easy enough to find it againg with a bit of googling around,
> but newcomers who may be trying to read these guidelines and simply
> get Trac's version of a 404 are likely to be left confused.

> I realize that in moving to a new infrastructure broken links are hard
> to avoid, but for documents as widely used as the numpy coding
> guidelines, perhaps leaving a link to the new location in the old
> location would be a good idea...
> That's my mistake, sorry. I changed the front page links and cleaned up the
rest. I'll check for other pages and put them back if necessary.

Just noticed that for links to the svn repo we have the opposite problem
BTW, the pages still exist with no warning that the content is outdated.


> I fixed the page with a github link, but there may be other important
> pages needing a similar treatment, and I think as a policy it's
> generally a good idea to leave proper redirects when important pages
> are deleted.
> Thanks
> f
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